Rebel and Statesman, by Joseph B. Schechtman
Zionism from the beginning attracted a type of inveterate “outsider.” But, it also gave its adherents a new sense of community, a feeling of belonging as Jews. Herzl and Brandeis are notable examples of leaders who, though wedded to Zionism above all by intellectual conviction, found themselves also drawn by the warmth of the Zionist community; yet no full union with it was possible for men moved so directly by the logic of ideas. Vladimir Jabotinsky was another of the same type.
The Zionist movement as such, the communion of those who were Zionist by feeling and consensus, admired and supported these men for the brilliance and cogency of their reasoning, but it also showed them an affection all the warmer for their being essentially isolated man. In each case, however, there came a painful parting of the ways, and the outsider found himself once more outside.
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